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Pat Mastelotto


A veritable drumming virtuoso, our guest very well may be one of the most active and sought-after session drummers around. From his session work in the early 70’s with the likes of Bernie Taupin, Nick Gilder, Scandal and Danny Wilde, to his 80’s success with pop superstar act Mr. Mister, to his modern-day role as the drummer behind prog rock band King Crimson, not to mention his amazing session discography with a countless variety of artists, it’s easy to see how this musical diversity has contributed to the making of one of the most versatile musicians in the business. Inside MusiCast welcomes Pat Mastelotto.

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Reader Comments (8)

Pat Mastelotto is not only a great drummer, but while interviewing him I discovered that he has a wealth of music business insight. Be sure to give this podcast a listen, as Pat chats with us about his career, from how he got his start, to his days with Mr. Mister, to his current role as the drummer for King Crimson. I want to again thank Pat for giving us his time, stories and insight.
November 10, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRick Such
Thanks to Pat for a great time talking music and music business. I'm amazed as to how many of our guests, including Pat, address the risk of record companies dropping projects due to volatility and change in management. I can only imagine how many GREAT projects, including one Mr. Mister projects, haven't seen the light of day because a change at the top of a record company. Go figure.Listen to Pat's comments regarding this unfortunate issue.

November 11, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterEddy Cabello
Great interview! Being a King Crimson enthusiast and related news webmaster, it is always refreshing to get the view from another perspective, and the questions that angle brings..

Thanks for bringing this interview to light, and I hope you get the opportunity to reach out to many more artists soon. I'll certainly be checking out your previous shows now that I know about you!

Best Regards-

Jeff Dukehttp://www.krimson-news.com
November 12, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Duke
Jeff,Thanks for your comments. We're glad that the interview shed some new light on Pat. We love King Crimson....big fans...maybe we could get some leads to maybe get Tony on sometime... thanks again.

November 13, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterEddy Cabello
I really enjoyed this podcast. I am also a fan of Crimson as well as of XTC (I wish you had asked him about introducing Adrian Belew to Andy Partridge ...).
I appreciate how Rick and Eddy's familiarity with Mr. Mister gave Pat an opportunity to expand on his music industry experiences.
Well done. One of the best music related podcasts that I've come across. I'll be tuning in from now on.
November 14, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDonn Thompson
Hi,

I enjoyed your podcast with Pat. Congrats on a job well done!

Enjoy!

You guys rule......

Cheers,

Jay
November 15, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJay Terrien
Great interview with Pat. I own all three of the Pages albums on cd and it was cool to hear how he hooked up with Richard and Steve. I also enjoyed hearing about the different ways the drums were miked on the first two Mr. Mister albums. I've now got 3 Mr. Mister albums to buy on cd, can't wait to hear what they sound like, aside from the big hits. Thanks for doing a great job as always.
December 10, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDenny Daughters

I had to listen to this interview twice just to get over the disbelief of what Pat was forced to endure in some of his earlier studio sessions. Being a drummer, I can appreciate the challenge of dealing with Peter McIan's obtrusive drum miking lunacy. Poor Pat. Only a true professional could work under those conditions.

Great interview!

January 3, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTim Roe

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